Captured by Love

Captured by Love Hedlund intricately balances romance and drama Publishers WeeklyIt is and the British have taken hold of Mackinac Island and its fort forcing American residents to swear an oath of loyalty to th

  • Title: Captured by Love
  • Author: Jody Hedlund
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Hedlund intricately balances romance and drama Publishers WeeklyIt is 1814 and the British have taken hold of Mackinac Island and its fort, forcing American residents to swear an oath of loyalty to the British crown in order to retain their land Pierre Durant is a voyageur a fur trader who left his family home to find freedom and adventure He s been gone five year Hedlund intricately balances romance and drama Publishers WeeklyIt is 1814 and the British have taken hold of Mackinac Island and its fort, forcing American residents to swear an oath of loyalty to the British crown in order to retain their land Pierre Durant is a voyageur a fur trader who left his family home to find freedom and adventure He s been gone five years and when he returns, his family s farm is at the mercy of the British invaders Torn between the life he s grown used to and guilt over leaving his brother and mother, he s drawn back into the loyalist fight against the British and into a relationship with Angelique Labelle, a beautiful local girl who s been befriended by the daughter of the British commander As tensions mount and the threat of violence increases, both Angelique and Pierre must decide where their loyalties rest, how far they will go to find freedom, and how much they will risk to find love.

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    1. Winner of the 2016 Christian Book Award for fiction and Christy Award for historical romance, best selling author Jody Hedlund writes inspirational historical romances for both youth and adults.Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be at least in this phase of her life.When she s not penning another of her page turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.

    2. Did you read this book? Join in the discussion for the #HedlundChallenge2015! booksandbeverages/2015/04/ ORIGINAL REVIEW:I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I’ll read anything Jody Hedlund writes. She could write about rocks and I bet it would be an award winner. Cloud formations? In!But seriously.You can’t go wrong with a book penned by her. Thus, let’s not be too shocked that I loved her latest, Captured by Love.What can I say? It’s fabulous.Hedlund has the ability to draw you s [...]

    3. SUMMARY: Michigan Territory, 1814A voyageur and a young woman swept up in a time of upheaval and dangerdiscover firsthand the high price of freedom.The British Army has taken control of Michilimackinac Island and its fort, forcing the Americans to swear an oath of loyalty to the crown in order to retain their land. Pierre Durant is a fur trader who returns after being away from the island for years, only to find the family farm a shambles and those he cares about starving and at the mercy of Bri [...]

    4. Full review here: overweightbookshelf/20Mackinac (formerly Michilimackinac) Island is a picturesque and historical rich retreat on Lake Huron. A hub for fur Native fur traders and coureur de bois, the island was a strategic economic and military stronghold of the British during the War of 1812. In Jody Hedlund’s latest release, Captured by Love (Bethany House), said history is artfully relayed in an emotive tale of unrequited love, betrayal, espionage and survival.Jody Hedlund excels at taking [...]

    5. If you’ve been following my reviews for a while, you will know that I absolutely adore Jody Hedlund’s novels. It’s not just the romance, historical detail and intriguing plot lines that draw me in, but the fact that so many of her novels are set in Michigan (my Home :]).Captured by Love is set in Mackinac Island. Mackinac Island just so happens to be one of my favorite places I’ve been to. The setting was perfect and I loved trying to picture some of the scenes in my head. Of course, the [...]

    6. Another nicely done historical romance fiction read by Jody Hedlund, set during the war of 1812 on Mackinac Island, Michigan territory, complete with battle scenes, romance, intrigue, and descriptions of life during wartime British occupation. Many historical details are woven in, along with beautiful descriptions of the area. The cast of characters is interesting, with British, American, French Canadian, and Native Americans, all with differing loyalties.Wanted to shake some sense into the main [...]

    7. Enjoyed this one, though I did get tired of the drama and flip-flopping, and the focus on physical attraction had me ready to move on. The last few chapters were riveting, leaving me guessing and ultimately satisfied.Recommended for mature readers.

    8. Really great romantic historical! Full review to come :)Captured by Love has all of the elements that I consider to be Jody Hedlund’s trademark. Her setting is well developed, main characters are fully fleshed out, and the plot is a delicious blend of romance and history. I know that anytime I open one of her books, I’m in for an enjoyable experience, and Capture by Love was no exception.I love the unique setting and time period of the story. She made British-held Mackinac Island of 1814 com [...]

    9. I'm a Jody Hedlund fan, and I was looking forward to this book. As with all of Hedlund's books, you feel like you are there in history, living the events and feeling the emotions of the characters. My heart hurt for Angelique--torn between the guy she's always had a crush on (Pierre) and the promise she made to his brother (Jean) to marry him when he returned from the war. She's a strong, fantastic character. While I liked Pierre, I just didn't like the circumstances of their relationship. I hat [...]

    10. Captured by Love was amazing. I don't know why it took me over three years to complete this series, but at least I finally did. This was one of those books where you felt transported back to the time and place of the story. Whenever I picked up my Kindle and read, it was easy to get captivated again by Angelique and her life. I felt so sad for all that she dealt with -- including the unjust punishments from her step-father (he was so cruel!). The romance was good. I was rooting for Pierre and fe [...]

    11. I have now officially read all of Jody Hedlund's released books. I love the way she weaves historic details into her intriguing stories. This one focuses on the War of 1812. I don't like to read about war too much but this book has the perfect blend of romance, danger, action! The characters are easy to relate to and the setting is beautiful. I enjoyed seeing the author's Pinterest board with all the beautiful photos of the island. I think this is my favorite in the Michigan Brides series. I can [...]

    12. Okay! First off, I must admit I have been to Michigan's Mackinac Island so this story was already close to my heart before I began reading it! The setting is absolutely wonderful and was brought to life by a very talented Author. Pierre and Angelique, childhood bestfriends, were two very well thought out characters. Pierre's stubborn, slight boastfulness was a very smart twist from the usual hero's and his personal/spiritual journey truly made him endearing.Angelique's quiet strength and stern r [...]

    13. Angelique Mackenzie has known a life of hardship. And while her depraved stepfather has kept a roof over her head Angelique's life has been anything but happy. Now that she's eighteen she has no doubt her stepfather will soon be marrying her off to the highest bidder just as he did her elder sister, which resulted in the latter's death. With war keeping everything hopping on Michilimackinac Island Angelique must tread lightly in a world that is falling apart around her. When her childhood frien [...]

    14. Reviewed at The Power of Words: tinyurl/lzayksoAfter reading three of Jody Hedlund's novels, I can say without reservation that she ranks among my favorites when it comes to historical romance. In Captured by Love, Jody's expressive narrative, rich characterization, rugged setting, and spellbinding romance captured my emotions from the first page and didn't even let go after the last page was turned. For lack of a better term, something that I like to call "the intricacies of three" jumped out a [...]

    15. Once again, Jody Hedlund has succeeded in opening up the history books and letting us in to a time that was filled with danger, starvation, war, and passion. Although our main characters are fictional, it is based on events and people that were a part of our nation's history. This is one of the things I love about her books. I feel like I've not only read a wonderful piece of fiction, but I've also learned about a time and place I knew little to nothing about.Another thing I loved about this sto [...]

    16. If I could give this book 3 thumbs up I would! Based on the cover I was nervous to read the book. It's a beautiful cover so I don't why, but I had an inkling that I wouldn't like it. However, that was not the case! This book in fact is probably my NEW favorite by Jody Hedlund, or at least a close tie with The Preachers Bride!This book was so fun to read! Not that it was comical the whole way through, because it wasn't, but I felt like I was actually there with Angelique and Pierre. I felt like I [...]

    17. Captured by Love is the third book to the Michigan Brides series, coming after Unending Devotion and A Noble Groom. The latter two mentioned, I enjoyed, but Captured by Love just wasn't really my thing, I guess. It tells the story of Angelique Mackenzie, who lives with her cruel stepfather, and under the scandalous shadow of her deceased mother. She's sneaking food to a starving friend, even while under the thumb of the British, who have taken over the Mackinac Island during the War of 1812. Eng [...]

    18. First, let me just say I loved this book. It kept me up into the wee hours of the night and I couldn't wait to finish my work so I could finish it! The heroine is relatable, the hero dashing, the historical setting unique, the adventure fast-paced, the writing well donel adding up to a fun read. I could even foresee myself re-reading it! So you know it was good. :) I didn't want to admit when it was over!! Jody Hedlund writes wonderful stories that rejuvenate the Christian fiction market. No "to [...]

    19. What I liked most about Captured by Love is the way it shows how life situations can't all be painted over, black and white, with one brush of neat and tidy solutions. Times of war and matters of the heart do try us, as they try Angelique and Pierre, who have to decide what they're truly committed to in the midst of complex circumstances. I was intrigued as I read, eager to find out how they would handle the complexity of it all to come to resolution.The clever banter and the ease Angelique and [...]

    20. Oh my stars, I don't know where to begin. Absolutely amazing writing. It's in the minutest of details from dialogue to characterization to action-paced adventure. The pages are steeped in history so vivid I could smell the gun powder, feel Angelique's gnawing hunger, hear the battle sounds. I felt like a time traveller!And the romance! Oh la la you'll need your fainting couch and smelling salts for this read. You can't expect any less when it comes to such vibrant, opinionated, passionate charac [...]

    21. WOW! Jody Hedlund has outdone herself this time! This is by far my favorite book of hers so far. I loved it! (I bet you didn't pick that up, huh?) This is a story that involves a young girl trying to grow up and please everyone but herself. She struggles with memories that are not so favorable toward her mom and her sister and does not want to become like that. She feels just that is happening. There is a war raging around her and inside her. The thing that grabs me about this book is that you r [...]

    22. 4.5 starsJody Hedlund is one of my favorites, so I was obviously excited to get my hands on her newest book! Let me tell you, she does not disappoint.This book is pure reading pleasure. Jody Hedlund never fails to pack her stories full of danger, angst, and action. I always have the undeniable need to keep turning the pages when it comes to one of her books.Rebellious Heart still holds its place as my favorite of Jody’s, but Captured by Love is a sweeping story of childhood friends who reunite [...]

    23. As usual it is so hard for a book by Jody to come to a close. She is a very gifted author and I savor each one. I have read most all of them as to read anything by this author is a total treat. I read 75 books last year said and I do alot of fillers between the good authors. So it is refreshing to at last read some research and content as well as a good fiction story. You fall in love with each of Jody's characters. I just finished the Rebellious Heart and fell in love with those characters not [...]

    24. Captured by Loveby Jody HedlundTime Frame: 1814, during War of 1812Location: Michilimackinac Island, current day Mackinac IslandMain Characters:Angeliqueorphaned eighteen year old left with a strict stepfather.Miriam, Mother of the two men who both love AngeliquePierre, Miriam's son and love of Angelique's lifeJean, Pierre's brother who promises to love and never leave AngeliqueCan you say "Love Triangle"? Um, yes, was it ever! But that's what really made this book. Angelique loves, and has alwa [...]

    25. Captured by love didn't capture me the way I hoped it would. There was a lot I liked about the story. The setting and the history of Mackinac Island was enthralling and interesting. The portrayal of the long winters and starvation conditions was gripping. There were a lot of different types of characters within the story with the British soldiers, fur traders, farmers, fisherman, American soldiers, spies, native involvement, Quaker innkeepers, and an upper class soldier's daughter. There were a [...]

    26. First let me start by stating, I love Jody Hedlund's books. This is the first novel from her I have read that is not a 5 star read for me. I wish I could appoint half a star, because I keep going back and forth on whether or not I believe Captured by Love to be a 3 star or a 4 star read. It's more than an average read, but the love triangle in the story was really off-putting to me and caused me to draw away from the characters. Pierre is a confident, even pompous man who is used to getting what [...]

    27. I LOVED this book!! As usual, Jody did not disappoint! I've never read a book of hers that I didn't like! My reasoning on giving this book only 4 stars is because I did have some issues with Angelique. She did frustrate me a lot with her back and forth over Jean and Pierre when the answer was very obvious to me, I didn't understand her actions and reasoning at all. I also was disappointed that there was no epilogue, especially since Jody usually writes wonderful ones! But other than that I loved [...]

    28. Angelique and PierreThis story was not as good as the others in the series, but still had very descriptive writing. I have always wanted to visit Mackinac Island, and it was interesting to read a little about its history. If I ever go, I will want to look into the Black Hole! The story also reminded me that even when things look grim, we should never lose hope. God works in mysterious ways and things always work for the best.

    29. A story with real challenges, believable characters, and complications that'll keep you turning pages to the very end.

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